Research group in insect olfaction: the fruit fly

Photograph by Eye of Science
We are trying to crak the olfactory code of Drosophila melanogaster by optically recording the glomerular activity patterns which are elicited by odor stimulation in the antennal lobe. Using olfactory mutants and genetically-engineered activity-dependent dyes affords us following the steps of olfactory processing in the brain.